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Random Time! - Animal Crossing pokes fun at Wii U


It seems like Nintendo isn't afraid to make slight jokes about their consoles. Although the Wii U didn't perform as well as Nintendo hoped, it's certainly nice to see that Nintendo isn't afraid to poke a little fun at the situation!

Tags: 3ds, wii-u

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jraics
Tue Nov 08 16 12:19pm
Rating: 6

I didn't take that to be poking fun at Wii U, but more of a parallel to artists who become more popular after their death. They're essentially saying we'll look back on the Wii U more fondly years from now and realize it had some great games. The same thing happened to the Gamecube.

Haha ^^
This is so brilliant !

I love these guys.

jraics
Tue Nov 08 16 12:19pm
Rating: 6

I didn't take that to be poking fun at Wii U, but more of a parallel to artists who become more popular after their death. They're essentially saying we'll look back on the Wii U more fondly years from now and realize it had some great games. The same thing happened to the Gamecube.

leafy
Tue Nov 08 16 12:45pm
Rating: 1

Yeah, that's what I was thinking. It's essentially saying it's great now, but not everybody knows it yet.

The same thing happened to the Gamecube.

Yep, that hindsight rings stronger today. I suppose when the bar is lowered people will take something that wasn't as well received in the moment.

k4mik4z3
Tue Nov 08 16 01:58pm
Rating: 1

Or, to be more concise, they're poking fun at Wii U

This. Remember when Mario Sunshine and the Wind Waker were the most complained about Nintendo games of all time? Remember when almost everyone hated Twilight Princess and DK Jungle Beat? The GameCube aged surprisingly well and I'm sure the Wii U will too.

k4mik4z3
Tue Nov 08 16 02:42pm
Rating: 2

I think Twilight Princess' appreciation curve went the other way around. It was universally loved when it launched because it was something we knew, but people realized in the following years that this entry offered nothing new and was basically Ocarina of Time 2.0 with an alright gimmick and a way too big and empty overworld. And now it's touted as an alright Zelda.

The GameCube had a way more robust library than the Wii U.

Tue Nov 08 16 03:03pm
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Agreed on the Gamecube library being way more robust then the Wii U's. Especially when most of the Wii U library is being ported to 3DS and what looks like the Switch. Makes the Wii U library of ACTUAL exclusives look shitty.

-Yoshi's Wooly World
-Super Mario Maker
-Smash Bros.
-Mario Kart 8
-Splatoon
-Hyrule Warriors
-Breath of the Wild

All being ported to other systems so what leaves Wii U unique? Pikmin 3, Nintendo land, 3D World, Pokken, Game & Wario, Kirby Rainbow Curse, Mario Party 10, Star Fox Zero, Amiibo Festival, Xenoblade X, Wii Party U, Mario Tennis Ultra Smash, Paper Mario Color Splash, New Super Mario U, DKC: Tropical Freeze, and Captain Toad? Out of all those only about 5 are AAA high quality games that will be looked back on as gems. Pretty pathetic if you ask me.

I don't think Pokken can count as an exclusive, what with it being an arcade game.

Fun? That's nothing but The Nintendo Excuse a.k.a The Miyamoto Excuse as always:

"X product failed because YOU didn't get it. We are geniuses abut we couldn't make you understand us"

If Nintendo will release the Switch that arrogance they are bound to fail.

Typically artists aren't appreciated in their time because they were relative unknowns. It's later on that they are discovered and appreciated. Wii U wasn't an unknown, it was a bad idea that rightly flopped. It's no secret that games like Splatoon, Mario Kart 8 and Smash Bros are quality.... they just had the bad fortune of being tied to an ill conceived console that the vast majority of gamers had no interest in.

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